Posts Tagged ‘sound’

sound mix tapes

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

you know how you make mix tapes (ok, now CDs/mp3s) for your pals? why not record sounds like thunder, rain, a river, the wind and give it to them? or start a stock sound archive like a stock photo archive. have others contribute and allow everyone to use sounds for freeeeeee.

add sound effects to your writing

Monday, May 26th, 2008

if you have or can get a good digital recorder, you can do it that way:
carry it around with you and record the various whooshes of water and traffic, clicks and clacks and whacks of movement…

if you have no recorder, spend a day focusing on sound as you wander…translate it into text.

Translation from Sound Poems into Speech Recognition and back

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Recently i had the pleasure of hearing Christian Bök’s amazing sound poetry. Speaking with Frank Davey and Christian at a recent conference at the Univeristy of Ottawa called “Re: reading the postmodern,” i mused about the possibilities of taking sound poetry, having it recorded by speech recognition software and then having the result transcribed to be performed once again by the poet and done all over again.

I refer readers to the interesting work of sound poets as featured on Ubuweb.com in the sound poetry section, Experiments in Disintegrating Language / Konkrete Canticle (1971).

This is perhaps just the beginnings of an idea or perhaps it has been done before. I offer it as a spring board to you who enjoy sound play.